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Washtenaw Education News roundup, from school board elections to all-time high enrollment at U-M

The University of Michigan is predicting an all-time high enrollment this fall.
The University of Michigan is predicting an all-time high enrollment this fall.Sarah Rigg

Here are a few of the top stories about educational issues in Washtenaw County, as reported by area media:

University of Michigan applications, projected freshman enrollment at all-time high

The Kalamazoo Gazette staff reports that, for the fourth consecutive year, the University of Michigan has received a record number of applications from prospective freshmen.

School Board Elections: 5 Seats, 3 Terms

The Ann Arbor Chronicle reports that only two prospective candidates for the Ann Arbor School Board turned out for a recent information session. The district recently voted to consolidate school board elections with the general election in November, and this will be the first school board race to have its election moved from May to November.

Saline school board sells Union School to IT company

The Saline Reporter reports that the district's Union School will be sold to Aztarac Holdings LLC for $425,000, potentially saving the district $80,000 to $100,000 in operational expenses.

Detroit graduate chooses to excel: Abrean Baxter is a glimpse of hope for city

Columnist Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press profiled the best student from the worst school in Detroit, who is on track to attend Ann Arbor's University of Michigan in the fall.